Clean Mobility

Clean Mobility Community of Practice

Communities of Practice

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a network of engaged experts and practitioners from a sector or working area who come together as a group to regularly engage in peer -to- peer learning to improve their personal and collective group knowledge. The network offers an alternative to conventional knowledge sharing platforms that usually feature top-down development assistance and policy adoption by providing an inclusive member experience. The activities of each CoP focus on peer learning, expert assistance and knowledge exchange through discussions, workshops, seminars, case studies etc. in topics found to be of relevance to the members. There are five CoPs under the Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP).


The Clean Mobility CoP addresses challenges and opportunities towards the implementation of low emissions development strategies (LEDS), including usage of clean fuels and electric mobility, in the transport sector. The Clean Mobility CoP supports governments in transitioning towards clean mobility by strengthening the operational aspects and efficiency of public transport policies and systems in the Asia region.

Key Activities undertaken by Clean Mobility CoP

With an aim of promoting clean mobility, CoP is involved in the following activities

Figure 1: Key Activities undertaken by Clean Mobility CoP
Figure 2: Member Countries of ALP Clean Mobility CoP

Membership The Clean Mobility CoP

currently includes 60+ Members From 9 Asian Countries that include

Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Glimpses of Clean Mobility CoP Activities

Assessment of Electric-mobility for Island states – Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), 14-15 January 2020, Washington DC

Asia LEDS Partnership, hosted by ICLEI South Asia, through its Clean Mobility Community of Practice presented case studies electric mobility initiatives from South Asia during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) workshop on ‘Deep Transition and Integration of Power and Transport Systems’ on 15th of January 2020. The workshop was organized as part of the APEC’s ‘Integrating Sustainable Energy and Transport in Islands’ project and aimed to explore regulatory and institutional frameworks that can attract clean energy and transport investments.

Interactive One-day Session with Regional Sustainable Transport Practitioners - Global NDC conference, Berlin, June 2019

The LEDS Global Partnership Transport Working Group and Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP) through its Clean Mobility Community of Practice organized an interactive session on sustainable transport prior to the Global NDC Conference 2019 in Berlin. The session aimed at enabling interactive discussions to bring together regional sponsors and transport practitioners. The session provided opportunity for peer to peer learning for Asia country representatives and facilitates future collaborations along the themes of sustainable urban transport modes.

Technical Assistances to Members under Clean Mobility CoP

Framework for National Electric Mobility Policy - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka in its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) identified transport as a priority sector and planned to develop and strengthen its legal framework on sustainable transport, efficient fuel & technology and electrified transport. In this regard, the Government of Sri Lanka invited Asia LEDS Partnership to develop a framework for national electric policy

Based on the availability of secondary information, one to one discussions with the key officials and stakeholders, and responses from the consultation meetings the Asia LEDS Partnership, through its Clean Mobility Community of Practice developed a ‘Framework for Electric Mobility Policy’ for Sri Lanka. The framework was developed in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and outlines the important aspects of electric mobility including manufacturing & import, charging infrastructure, technology, policy & regulations, institutional capacity, incentives & subsidies etc. The framework also discusses the possible sources of funding which can be explored by the Government of Sri Lanka, anticipated risks and their solutions along with key takeaways.

First and second stakeholder consultation meeting for the development of framework for national electric mobility policy, Sri Lanka

Pre-Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system for Thimphu city

The Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP), in association with ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), conducted an assessment of the existing public transport system and a strategy for a pre-Bus Rapid Transit system (BRTs) to strengthen the public transport system in Thimphu. The assessment was conducted as part of the technical assiastance to Bhutan under ALP project.

Based on the assessment, a detailed strategy was formulated for a phased transition to BRTs in Thimphu. The strategy includes identification of the most feasible rational routes for a pre-BRTS, introduction of passenger information system, policy framework for travel demand management, public transport planning and necessary traffic engineering improvements.

Surveys conducted as part of pre-BRTS study, October 2019
The pre-BRT study and the analysis presented to the Thimphu officials and other stakeholders, 16th October 2019

Knowledge Products under Clean Mobility CoP

Framework for Electric Mobility Policy in Sri Lanka

This study captures in detail the framework developed by Asia LEDS Partnership, with support of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), for Electric Mobility Policy in Sri Lanka. The framework for Electric Mobility Policy was developed by the ALP with an intent to guide the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation to promote electric mobility in Sri Lanka.

The Government of Sri Lanka had taken several initiatives to promote electric vehicles in the country, including the electric vehicle deployment, development of charging infrastructure, subsidy plan for Electric Vehicles, plans, and targets for procurement, etc. but a comprehensive long term vision for Electric Vehicle Policy was not in place. It was envisaged that a comprehensive policy document with legal backing will help to bring all aspects related to electric mobility together.

Upon discussions with government officials, responses from the consultation meetings held with various stakeholders, and secondary research, an electric mobility framework was developed by ALP in order to guide the Government of Sri Lanka with a set of procedures.

Activities under the Clean Mobility CoP


Technical Assistance on transport Sector to one country in Asia


Provide advisory support to countries in securing finance for priority projects and low-carbon investment.


Support the Leadership Group promoting low emissions from transport sector

Join the

Clean Mobility Community of Practice!

Individual members and organizations within the city, provincial and national government agencies, technical institutions, regulators, utilities, line ministries, transport operators, technical/training institutions, private firms, NGOs and/or international organizations experts from the transport sector that are working on furthering clean mobility practices across the Asia region are invited to join the Clean Mobility CoP. Membership is voluntary, free of cost, and unlimited in duration. Sign-up form for the Clean Mobility CoP.

To know about other Communities of Practice, you can join as an ALP member (as an individual/organization) by completing a cost-free membership sign-up form.


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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia

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